Real Talk

Fliping the switch

The other day I was talking to a dear friend of mine who has asked me to help with her weight loss journey. After she sent through her before photos, she launched into a tirade of negative comments about herself and her body and it made me sad. The familiarity of her self-loathing ticks so many… Continue reading Fliping the switch

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

Good carb/Bad carb

What are carbs anyway? Carbohydrates are your body’s - and brain's - primary source of energy, and are a crucial part of healthy eating habits. You shouldn't be cutting carbs out of your diet altogether, but knowing which carbs are good for you and which are bad is important for weight loss. Playing good carb/bad… Continue reading Good carb/Bad carb

Real Talk

Why can’t we be proud of our hard work?

The body positivity movement is something that can only be described as liberating, exhilarating and damaging. Yes, you read that last one correctly and I am already preparing my butt for the backlash this post is going to get. All across social media, we are flooded with images of women of all shapes and sizes… Continue reading Why can’t we be proud of our hard work?

Training and Exercise, Uncategorized

How to get back on the wagon

Guys, it sucks. I know because I have been there so many times too! But, you can stay on the ground, timidly pining for the wagon to come back and fetch you - or you can get up and chase after it yourself. Here are a few ways to do just that.Let's face it, every… Continue reading How to get back on the wagon

Real Talk, Uncategorized

Bettie gets personal with – Mandy M Pinup

I had the opportunity to chat to a founding Bella and fashionista extrodinaire, Mandy M Pinup. Here is how that went down. Mandy M Pin-up is just a small part of your expansive reach within the pin-up community in South Africa. Can you tell us more about how you discovered your love for pin up… Continue reading Bettie gets personal with – Mandy M Pinup

Dear Diary

What to do before it’s over

This year is a day away from being at the halfway mark. Also, I realized that I sound just like my granny when I typed that line out. But when you pass a certain age, you realize how quickly years go by (possibly because it's all downhill from here for over 30 year old's -… Continue reading What to do before it’s over

Training and Exercise

How to stay motivated in the winter

It’s getting colder in the morning, it’s basically still midnight when my alarm clock goes off at 6am now and I am longingly longing for comfort food. Winter is pretty much clawing her way into our peep-toe pumps and there is nothing we can do about it. For some of us, colder weather means the end… Continue reading How to stay motivated in the winter

Training and Exercise

5 ways to heal the post gym hurt

When starting a new fitness regime, chances are that your muscles are going to be demolished in the best way. The problem with this is that you will barely be able to lift your arms afterward and your quads will be like rocks weighing you down. You don't have to suffer in silence though, here… Continue reading 5 ways to heal the post gym hurt

Dear Diary, Real Talk, Uncategorized

Dear “live a little-ers”

  Are open letters still a thing?  No? Oh well. Dear person who doesn’t understand, I get it, not everyone will understand why a person will go through the things they do just to look good.  I mean, let’s think about what I could possibly gain out of eating 5-times a day and working out… Continue reading Dear “live a little-ers”